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Monday, April 10, 2017

Canning You Say?

Canning You Say?

When I bring up the war "canning," many people in Los Angeles say, "Canning? What's that?"  It seems like a good portion of our population, both young and old, draw a blank.  

Many people I know were either never taught how to can or grew up not needing to use this food preserving strategy.  I realized the value of canning recently.  This grew out of a need to minimize food waste.  One of the outcomes of overproducing herbs, veggies and fruits in the garden is food that is not eaten or used for some purpose.  

Some ways to avoid this problem is canning.  Fruits and vegetables can be canned in glass Mason jars and used at some point in the future. This is a great way to save food that would otherwise be wasted.